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Liza Minnelli marriage dissolves; lawsuit over failed reality show may end


By Wade Paulsen, 07/28/2003 

The Chicago Sun Times reports that Liza Minnelli's marriage to producer-manager David Gest has apparently come to an end, as the couple have legally separated. As a result, the couple's lawsuit against VH1 over their failed reality series may also come to an end, now that the "very litigious" Gest will be removed from the equation.

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The description of "control freak" Gest that emerges from the post-split articles is similar to the description of him in VH1's lawsuit, with one exception: according to his former longtime "girlfriend," Gest is gay and wanted a marriage to help confirm the "myth" that he was straight. Such relationships and marriages between powerful gay men and compliant women are a longstanding Hollywood tradition.

Perhaps we now know why VH1 wanted this reality series in the first place, especially if it could have mounted a camera with access to the couple's bedrooms....









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